Goodbye Abbey Lincoln and Herman

Abbey Lincoln and Herman Leonard passed away.

Abbey Lincoln and Herman Leonard: Truthtellers in Jazz
Within two days last week we lost two jazz greats, both of whom gave us much more than entertainment. For over fifty years, Abbey Lincoln sang and wrote unflinchingly about a woman’s survival in a tough world. On August 14, heart failure took her at the age of 80. The day before, Herman Leonard had died at 87. His instrument was a camera; through it, he looked at jazz figures with a fond but probing eye. Somehow, through the art of still pictures, he made their humanity come to life, while adding a sexy touch of film noir.

See Jazz Legends photographs by Herman Leonard. here.

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